If we view love as a complex and contradictory social script rather than a shorter referent for the highest good, it’s hard to separate the right to care for from the right to torture or kill. Arguing that real love by definition never intentionally harms doesn’t address the character of actually existing love, which is shot through with pain, torture, and death.
- “When Lovers Die,” by Malcolm Harris

If we view love as a complex and contradictory social script rather than a shorter referent for the highest good, it’s hard to separate the right to care for from the right to torture or kill. Arguing that real love by definition never intentionally harms doesn’t address the character of actually existing love, which is shot through with pain, torture, and death.

- “When Lovers Die,” by Malcolm Harris

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